Hawaii’s Healthcare Exchange Could Shut Down Next Year

Hawaii’s Obamacare exchange is in danger of shutting down by next year, despite a $205 million investment. The governor’s office has sent a proposal to try and salvage it.

Officials with the Hawaii Health Connector said in a report last week that the state will not “provide sufficient support” for the exchange through FY 2016, which ends on June 30, 2016, according to Insurancenewsnet.

Because of that, “the Connector can no longer operate in a manner that would cause it to incur additional debts or other obligations for which it is unable to pay,” said the report, which was prepared by officials with the nonprofit.

“Staff reductions will commence immediately, with the executive director (Jeff Kissel) exiting once the bulk of operational activities end,” the report said.  “If the state cannot facilitate an orderly transition, the Connector’s operations will abruptly end, as the Connector does not have the resources to continue operations.”

Of the roughly $204 million in federal grants the program has received to establish an exchange, all but about $70 million has been spent, according to Pacific Business News.

Fox News pointed out that Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, and Nevada have already shut down their state-based exchanges, despite a federal investment of $4.5 billion. The network notes another staggering fact:

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has already restricted grant funds to the Hawaii Health Connector, after telling officials in March it was out of compliance with the Affordable Care Act because of fiscal instability and ongoing IT issues.

Gov. David Ige, a Democrat, submitted a contingency plan to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week to save the exchange, Ige spokeswoman Jodi Leong told Pacific Business News Wednesday:

The CMS will review the draft and provide feedback to assist the state in finalizing the plan. No dates have been set for further action. As we discussed, the plan is in draft form and therefore will not be released at this time.

The plan would affect about 37,000 to 40,000 people currently on the exchange.

“There are other states that are using the federal healthcare.gov website on a temporary basis while they build on their own technology,” Hawaii Health Connector Executive Director Kissel said. “That option is open to us, but whether or not we do the same has not been decided yet by the administration.”

h/t: Americans for Tax Reform

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth

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Democrat “Disgusted” By Homeless People





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Hawaii is a place so completely run by Democrats that they can sometimes forget “the cameras are on.” Because death or actual incarnation are the only ways a Democrat in Hawaii can lose his/her seat, they can afford to be their true phony selves without fear of Election Day problems.

All their talk about protecting the weak and downtrodden in society – the kind only aimed at Republicans on the mainland – is dispensed with when they are truly alone as they are in the Aloha State.  A recent report reminds us of this.

Secure in the electoral safety of living thousands of miles from America’s mainland, Democrat State Rep. Tom Brower, a homeless hating thug, has started his own campaign against homeless Hawaiians. He roams the streets of his district day and night with a sledgehammer; and upon spotting what he deems to be a “homeless” shopping cart (even if it contains someone’s personal possessions), he smashes it as a warning to homeless people to die or somehow disappear.

In a move reminiscent of the free Greyhound bus trips Old South Democrats offered to rid themselves of African Americans, he encourages his prey to take one of the free flights to the mainland the compassionate Democrats offer.

The proud Democrat had this to say about his crusade against defenseless homeless people:

“If I see shopping carts that I can’t identify, I will destroy them so they can’t be pushed on the streets. I want to do something practical that will really clean up the streets. If someone is sleeping at night on the bus stop, I don’t do anything, but if they are sleeping during the day, I’ll walk up and say, ‘Get your ass moving.”

By his own estimate, he has destroyed at least thirty carts in just the past two weeks.

Brower’s savagery begs these questions: Can you imagine what would be happening if he had an R after his name? Have you noticed that, as is always the case when a Democrat is in the White House, there are NO homeless people in Washington D.C.?

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Lesbian Votes Against “Gay Marriage” Bill





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Hawaii has legalized same-gender marriage. The Aloha State gays have been handed everything they demanded; but alas, they are not happy. It seems like they never are.

During the public hearings on the question of gay marriage (SB 1), people lined up (and in some cases waited four days) to exercise their right to speak for just two minutes as they expressed their opinion on the matter.

Although everyone knew the outcome was a foregone conclusion that would see the gays winning the day, the hearings and subsequent final vote produced an unexpected result. After actually listening to the points the speakers made, lesbian State Representative Jo Jordan voted “No.”

While Hawaii is a super stronghold of liberalism, a stray “No” vote on an issue like this is not surprising unless it comes from an open lesbian. Jordan explained that she came to the hearing with an open mind; but after listening to explanations of the damage SB 1 would do to churches, she concluded that it would not be “protective enough” of the rights of Hawaii’s conservative minorities. Seeing there was neither a way nor a will to address these concerns, Jordan became the first openly gay legislator in America to vote against a gay marriage bill. Her vote popped the lid off a Pandora’s Box of reactions from both sides that surprised her.

Although she had expected to be attacked by the religious right, nothing of the sort happened. Instead, she was politely thanked for “at least listening.” It was the people from her own LGBT community that unleashed a torrent of bile and hatred toward her that“took her aback.”

The attacks opened Jordan’s eyes. She reports having thought, “Wow, so much for minorities that have been suppressed.”

The lesson here is nothing new to those of us on the Right.  We know the Left demands absolutely 100 percent worship of their issues and never allows diversity of thought or speech.  This is especially true when they push their own people against a wall and “get in their face,” as Barack Obama has recommended.

Unfortunately, their intimidation works every time we let it.

 





How Hawaiian Officials Helped Cover Up The Obama Forgery: Operation Sideshow Part Six

neil abercrombie SC How Hawaiian Officials Helped Cover Up The Obama Forgery: Operation Sideshow Part Six

Just Google “Obama Sideshow” this simple phrase “sideshow” gave cover to what has become the single greatest HOAX ever perpetrated on the American people by a sitting president with the sole purpose to place a forged birth certificate on the White House website.  I have dubbed it “Operation Sideshow.”  My browser showed 5,252,000 hits for this search string, you are welcome to try to ascertain this for yourself.

This is my favorite from the Huffington Post “Carnival Barkers Slam Obama’s ‘Sideshow’ Remark”; posted on April 28, 2011, the day after the release of Obama’s latest birth certificate.

Continued…Part 6:

Hawaii has elected a new Governor, a Democrat

Neil Abercrombie the current Governor of Hawaii assumed office on December 6, 2010.  Upon taking office, he vowed to bring transparency to the Obama birth narrative by wanting to release his birth records to the public and end the controversy.

Governor Abercrombie makes these “statements” to Ed Henry Senior White House correspondent on December 27, 2010 on CNN:

Abercrombie, in his first on-camera comments on the matter, said that he has his attorney general and the state’s Health Department director looking at what legal avenues can they follow to release more documentation of Obama’s birth in 1961.

As quick as we can we will,” Abercrombie said. “This is a transparent state in terms of our communication with one another. This is the Aloha State.  We care for each other, we look out for each other, we’re family.

This sets the foundation for their knowledge on this matter since governor Abercrombie has stated that he had consulted and brought to the attention of the Attorney General and the Director of the Department of Health on the question of what could be done to release Obama’s records into the public domain.  This also starts the timeline for these officials on what will follow between all these parties, all of these officials cannot say they are not aware of the situation and their knowledge of the events on this matter, thanks to the governor.

As far as the media goes this story by CNN is reprehensible; the correspondents use the derogatory “birther” comment throughout the story (4 times in 3:27 minutes) to discredit debate on this subject.  This is just another data point, and evidence that that the media in this nation is corrupt.  Stories like this look as if they are acting as an organ of the official State Media out of the White House and not serving the public interest.  Why is no one surprised by this?

By January 20, 2011, the issue is all but over as Governor Abercrombie hits a brick wall on the release of Obama’s records as shown in this quote from the Daily Mail a United Kingdom newspaper that quoted a Honolulu Star-Advertiser article, as follows:

Abercrombie said on Tuesday that an investigation had unearthed papers proving Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961.  He told Honolulu’s Star-Advertiser: ‘It actually exists in the archives, written down,’ he said.  However, it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.  And in the same interview Abercrombie suggested that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health.

Note: the Daily Mail article was used, as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser article could not be located.

Governor Abercrombie has revealed more than he intended, leave it to a politician to reveal vital state secrets or confidential information with a slip of the tongue.  The most interesting part of his statement is the following he made to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser:

‘It actually exists in the archives, written down,’ he said.  But it became apparent that what had been discovered was an unspecified listing or notation of Obama’s birth that someone had made in the state archives and not a birth certificate.

This is actually good news because what we are beginning to see is what may actually be in the vital statistics vault.  Governor Abercrombie’s statements will be contradicted by Dr. Fukino four months later after her discharge on what is actually in Hawaii‘s vital statistics vault, who do we believe?  The Governor or Dr. Fukino?

Note:  Dr. Fukino’s statement was thoroughly discussed in Part 5.

However, the Director of the Health Department position is not without controversy and is suggestive of larger forces at play within Hawaii‘s state government.  Jerome Corsi Senior Correspondent for WND  discusses this matter in an “article” on February 25, 2011 with the following charge by Sen. Sam Slom, the sole Republican in Hawaii’s upper house.

Hawaii’s Senate minority leader is accusing Gov. Neil Abercrombie of politicizing the state’s health department by firing his nominee to replace Chiyome Fukino, a woman best known to the nation as Barack Obama’s birth certificate guardian.

Appearing later in the same article:

The latest development comes as well-connected sources in Hawaii are warning that certain government officials in the state have been contemplating releasing fraudulent birth records for Obama in the run-up to the 2012 election. At least 11 states are currently considering legislation that would require future presidential candidates to prove constitutional eligibility by proving they are “natural born citizens.

This part of this story is quite disturbing as it hints at a conspiracy that is being contemplated, the innuendo is less than convincing at the time which is why it was essentially deep-sixed, by the mainstream media probably somewhere off of Oahu in February.   However, Operation Sideshow is now fact!  Is Neil Abercrombie involved, and who are these well-connected sources?  We are not done with Governor Abercrombie his statements will be given further scrutiny after some other facts are developed and examined.  However, he has given us an insight into why Obama has sealed his records in Hawaii since it has the possibility to bring his entire claim to citizenship into question.

Minor Officials in Hawaiian Government Continue the Ruse to Obfuscate on the Form of Birth Certificates Available to Hawaiian Born Citizens

Minor officials of Hawaii’s Department of Health have given cover to the story of only giving the “Certification of Live Birth” as the official record from Hawaii this is shown by a story in the Honolulu Star Bulletin dot com dated June 6, 2009 with Janice Okubo speaking on behalf of the State of Hawaii;

No, you can’t obtain a “certificate of live birth” anymore. The state Department of Health no longer issues copies of paper birth certificates as was done in the past, said spokeswoman Janice Okubo. The department only issues “certifications” of live births, and that is the “official birth certificate” issued by the state of Hawaii, she said.  And, it’s only available in electronic form. Okubo explained that the Health Department went paperless in 2001.

We also have the statements of Joshua Wisch which is made in the same Isikoff article where Dr. Fukino makes here scurrilous and impeached statements on what is in Obama’s records in the bound volume on April 11, 2011;

Joshua Wisch, a spokesman for the Hawaii attorney general’s office, noted that a public index of vital records, available for inspection in a bound volume at the Health Department’s Office of Health Status Monitoring, lists a male child named “Obama II, Barack Hussein” as having been born in the state.

However, Wisch, the representative for the attorney general’s office, said state law does not in fact permit the release of “vital records,” including an original “record of live birth” — even to the individual whose birth it records.

“It’s a Department of Health record and it can’t be released to anybody,” he said. Nor do state laws have any provision that authorizes such records to be photocopied, Wisch said. If Obama wanted to personally visit the state health department, he would be permitted to inspect his birth record, Wisch said.

Mr. Wisch had better have a talk with his boss, the attorney general, as he is either mistaken, incompetent or deliberately misleading Mr. Isikoff, take you pick.  We have discussed Hawaiian Statue §338-18 and determined that the “registrant” is entitled under current Hawaiian law to be allowed to have and request a copy of his records.  Under these statutes, government entities are allowed even greater access than others are.  Ms. Fuddy’s letter of April 25, 2011 contradicts all of this, as the “embargo” is only an internal Health Department rule and not law.

Overall, this position is ludicrous and autocratic and I personally wonder why this position is being taken since we also have a portion from Hawaiian Statue §338-18 found in section 13 (e):

(e) The department may permit persons working on genealogy projects access to microfilm or other copies of vital records of events that occurred more than seventy-five years prior to the current year.

Access is granted to person(s) and entities that have a valid reason to do so; one would expect the cooperation of the Department of Health in other matters as well.  The reasons are endless on why someone would need access to these records and the statements, actions and position of the State of Hawaii is difficult to explain.  Unless the fraudulent birth certificate conspiracy scenario discussed by Dr. Corsi on February 25, 2011 actually exists as is shown with the execution of Operation Sideshow and statements of Hawaii’s government officials.  Let’s not forget that someone on Obama’s behalf placed a forged long-form birth certificate on the White House website, so we can now assume that the discussion Jerome Corsi had on January 25, 2011 with his source was indeed the whisperings of an actual cabal.

Part Seven discusses requirements of an Agency of the State of Hawaii that contradicts official statements and the Territorial Public Health Statistics Act of 1955 on what type of birth certificate Obama may actually have.

Operation Sideshow is Mission Accomplished (the White House and Press Connection)
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four

Operation Sideshow the Hawaii Five-O Pineapple Express (the Hawaiian Officials Connection)
Part Five

 

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